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TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
SponsorAfghanistan Ministry of Communications
Intended useEntities connected with  Afghanistan
Actual useGets some use in Afghanistan
Registration restrictionsThird-level names have restrictions based on which second-level name they are beneath.
StructureRegistrations are taken directly at the second level or at the third level beneath various second-level subdomains
DocumentsICANN MoU; Policies
Dispute policiesDraft policy is referred to on official site, but document is "404 Not Found"
Registry websitenic.af

.af is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Afghanistan. It is administered by AFGNIC, a service of the UNDP and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Registration is made directly at the second level, or on the third level beneath various categorized subdomains at the second level. Third-level domains have restrictions based on which second-level domain they are registered under. Registration on second level is unrestricted, but more expensive. All fees are higher for international registrants.

The domain was delegated to an Abdul Razeeq in 1997, this only a year after Taliban fighters had captured Kabul and founded the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. NetNames of London initially maintained the domain following an agreement with the IANA.[1]


  1. ^ "IANA Report on Redelegation of the .af Top-Level Domain".

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